Heyworth Public Library District

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Survey, Programs, and a Note of Thanks

We want to hear from you! Heyworth Public Library District is conducting a survey to help us develop a strategic plan to guide the library over the next few years. We would like to know if you use the library, how you use it, and what we can do to improve your experience. Complete the survey online at heyworthlibrary.com or pick up a paper copy at the library.

We would like to express our gratitude to the family and friends of Shirley Koch, Jenalee Macy, and Ellyn Coomer. The library was named as a recipient of memorial funds in each of their names. All three were long-time patrons of the library. Monetary donations and memorial gifts such as these are used to advance the library’s reach and enhance its services beyond normal operating expenses. We appreciate being considered for such gifts.

Reading for prizes begins June 1 and runs through July 31 for ages 3 years through adult. Stop by the library, check our website, or find us on Facebook for more information about summer programming.

Due to Hey Days, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, and we will be closed Saturday, June 3. We will be open on Friday, June 2. Tuesday summer hours return in June. The library will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through August.

Upcoming Programs

Registration for Summer Reading programs is underway. Registration is required due to space limitations and to allow for organizers to have enough supplies on hand.  Sign up for programs in person at the library, call 309-473-2313, or email questions@heyworthlibrary.com.

The following programs are taking a break until the fall: Arts & Crafts, Chess Club, Cross-Stitch Craft Night, and Why Knot Knit.

DIY Storytime is always available during opening hours at the library. Premade kits make having your own story time fun and easy. Request a DIY Storytime bag at the front desk, find a quiet spot, and enjoy the books and activities provided.

Friday Morning Coffee is offered weekly in the Community Room at 10 a.m. Adults are welcome to meet for coffee, conversation, and games.

Illinois Libraries Present – Navigate Your Stars: A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward on Tuesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward where she will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of American Library Association, will join her in conversation. Register for this online event by visiting heyworthlibrary.com or our event page on Facebook.

Illinois Libraries Present – Braiding Sweetgrass: A Conversation with Robin Wall on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. Join us for a special evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer, the award-winning author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants.” In this insightful and inspiring talk, Robin will share her unique perspective on the interconnectedness of humans and nature and the importance of recognizing and respecting the gifts of the earth. She will delve into her own experiences as a botanist, indigenous science professor, and environmental advocate, and offer insights into her journey of learning to listen to the voice of the natural world. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the most important voices in the movement toward a more sustainable and equitable future and to be inspired to make positive changes in your own life and community. Register for this online event by visiting heyworthlibrary.com or our event page on Facebook.

Senior Information and Assistance is provided by Community Care Systems of McLean County at the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – noon. They assist people over the age of 60 and those with special needs with filing for local, state, and federal programs. CCSI, Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County, can also be reached by calling 309-661-6400. Walk-ins are accepted as time permits.

Spice Club is a take and make for teens and adults. Pick up a different spice each month along with a pamphlet of facts, recipes, and more. Registration is not required. Supplies will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. June’s spice is Sumac.


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